New clinical point of care reference tool: DynaMed Plus


DynaMed Plus is now available to all St George’s NHS staff.


DynaMed Plus is an evidence-based knowledge system that helps clinicians make the right decisions at the point of care. It contains over 3,400 clinic topics, reviewed by doctors, providing evidence-graded treatment recommendations as well as diagnostic and other information. Evidence is synthesized according to an explicit methodology to  provide objective analysis.

DynaMed Plus includes links to relevant BNF entries; NICE guidelines; Micromedex Drug Content;  images and graphics; calculators; a mobile app for information on the go and more.

Content is updated daily and clinicians can opt-in to receive alerts on the latest updates in specialties such as:

  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology
  • Nephrology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Oncology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatrics
  • Primary Care
  • Psychiatry
  • Rheumatology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Urology


Access DynaMed Plus via the following 3 easy routes:

1. Via NHS OpenAthens (Links are also available from the library’s database page)

2. Via the hospital intranet (no login required)

3. Via the DynaMed Plus mobile app, when you’re on the go

See below for instructions on how to download and authenticate the DynaMed Plus app.

To download and authenticate the DynaMed Plus app:

  1. Access DynaMed Plus via NHS OpenAthens or the intranet page
  2. Click on the Mobile use – Get the DynaMed Mobile App link under Spotlight.DMP_Mobile_App1

3. Enter your email address and click send.

4. An authentication link is emailed to you.

5. Open the email from your mobile device and follow the links to download the app via the iTunes Store or Google Play.

6. When prompted, authenticate the app via the OpenAthens link- look for the  Athens link at the bottom of the authentication page.

Note: If you do not tap the authentication link in the email within 48 hours you will need to request a new authentication key from within DynaMed Plus.

7.The DynaMed Plus App opens on your device and begins the initial content download. Once you download the app,  you can search DynaMed Plus content offline from your device.


Note: It is recommended that you are on a Wi-Fi connection for the initial download of DynaMed Plus content as well as when updates become available. Initial download can take up between 10-30 minutes.

Getting more help

DynaMed Plus have produced this useful video to get you started with DynaMed Plus.

If you need support with your OpenAthens account then contact Cathryn Peppard on

For training or if you have any questions about access to DynaMed Plus please contact Karen John-Pierre on

For more information on resources available to NHS staff, please see our dedicated library page –

BMJ Case reports now available to NHS Staff and SGUL staff and students


BMJ Case reports is  now available to NHS Staff and SGUL staff and students.

An award winning journal that delivers a focused, peer-reviewed collection of cases in all disciplines so that healthcare professionals, researchers and others can easily find clinically important information on common and rare conditions. This is the largest single collection of case reports online with more than 5000 articles from over 70 countries.

To access the journal search Case Reports on our Databases page or visit the website directly at

For offsite access click  use the ‘Login via  Athens or you home organisation’ option

St George’s Staff and students use Institutional login option
Select UK Access Management Federation for Location
Select St George’s University of London from the drop down list.
Log in with your Shibboleth username and password.

NHS Staff select login via Athens option
Log in with your NHS Athens username and password.

Authors If you wish to submit to an article to Case Reports please email for the Fellowship Code

Trial access to Dynamed for St George’s NHS Trust


As part of a free trial from St George’s Library all members of St George’s NHS Trust now have access to DynaMed via EbscoHost via their Athens account.

What is DynaMed?

DynaMed is a medical information database designed to give you evidence-based information at the point of care…

Updated daily DynaMed  gives doctors, clinicians and medical students easy access to nearly 3,200 evidence-based clinical summaries covering:

  • Causes and Risk Factors
  • Complications and Associated Conditions
  • History
  • Physical Symptoms and Characteristics
  • Diagnosis
  • Prognosis
  • Treatment
  • Drug Information
  • Prevention and Screening
  • References (including Reviews and Guidelines)


How do I access DynaMed?


Need more help?

Our Pop Up Library will be at Atkinson Morley Reception on Wednesday 17th April between 12 and 2pm.  Our staff will be able to demonstrate and answer questions on DynaMed and other resources available from St George’s Library.

Alternatively email Karen John-Pierre for further information.

Important notice regarding access to SGUL MyAthens from 1st August

In order to streamline access to electronic resources, SGUL’s Athens access will be switched off after 31st July 2012.

From this date you will no longer have access to the MyAthens portal.

From 1 August 2012, all offsite access will go through the Institutional/ Shibboleth login option.  N.B. SGUL staff and students only. NHS Athens users are not affected.

For full details of SGUL’s e-holdings and resources (e-books, e-journals, databases etc) please visit the Library website:

Databases –

Journals –

E-books – search the Library Catalogue or

If you would like more information about how to access e-resources from offsite using the Institutional (Shibboleth) login, please see the ‘Accessing SGUL electronic resources off-site‘ helpsheet (PDF) which you can download from the How to… Guides pages of Library website.

Alternatively, please contact the Library:
Phone: 020 8725 5466

NHS Athens resources

Did you know that the following resources provided by the London Deanery and London Health Libraries are currently available to you when you log in with your NHS Athens username and password.

All resources can be found on

The My Athens homepage at
The SGUL Library website
Or by following the direct links given below.

Anatomy TV (Primal Pictures)
Anatomy TV is a detailed 3D model of the Human anatomy. Models can be rotated and layers of anatomy removed. Available online at

BMJ Learning
This is an online learning tool aimed to help with continuing professional development (CPD) and training needs. This website provides interactive case studies, clinical scenarios and video modules to help you learn online.  Available at

The Emerald Health Care Management Collection
(available for a trial period only ends August 2010)
This collection covers all aspects of healthcare management including audit, guidelines, best practice, patient welfare, policy, ethics, strategy, leadership and much more. 

To access these management resources you will need to log in via
Click on Local Resources tab. Look for Emerald Healthcare Management in the alphabetical list and click on this to take you through.

Full text Journal titles included:

Clinical Governance – back volumes to 2003
Health Education – back volumes to 1994
International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance – back volumes to 1994
International Journal of Workplace Health Management – back volumes to 2008
Journal of Health Organisation and Management – back volumes to 2003
Leadership in Health Services – back volumes to 1997
Nutrition & Food Science back volumes to 1994

As well as these e-Books:

•         Advances in Bioethics
•         Advances in Health Care Management
•         Advances in Health Economics and Health Services Research
•         Advances in Human Performance and Cognitive Engineering   Research
•         Progress in Psychobiology and Physiological Psychology
•         Research in Community and Mental Health
•         Research in Occupational Stress and Well Being
•         Research in the Sociology of Health Care

If you have forgotten your password, Athens can send you a reminder.
Go to and click on the Forgot your password link.

If you need help or would like further information on these resources or any other resource provided via your Athens username and password please contact a member of the SGUL Library NHS Liaison team

Karen John-Pierre
NHS Liaison Librarian
020 8725 5441

Joelle Kirby
PCT Librarian
020 8725 5433

Lynsey Hawker
NHS Support Librarian
020 8725 5433